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Konami anticipating 3 million Peace Walker sales

Friday, 25th June 2010 10:05 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Konami CEO Fumiaki Tanaka has said Konami is anticipating 3 million in worldwide sales for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Speaking to Nikkei BP, Tanaka claimed the game got off to a good start.

“We’re targeting more than 3 million copies worldwide,” he said. “In Japan, since released on April 29, sales figures have been favourable.”

Tanaka went on to say that he hopes this momentum will continue in Europe and the US, although he’s sure it will due to the series’s popularity in the west.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker launched in the US and Europe earlier this month, to high critical acclaim.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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13 Comments

  1. kingofscotland

    Tagged as PSP2? Something you wish to share Joe?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Springchicken

    There are 3 million PSPs?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2 There are 60 million PSP’s

    Shwing!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. sg1974

    @2 Pwned!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Only 24 of them are uncracked and not playing pirated games, though.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. asdfasdf

    3 M is easy

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ExclusivesMostly

    @4: :) :) :)

    @5: yeah piracy is a major issue for PSP.

    @6: Agreed :)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. sg1974

    @5 there was data released for one game where illegal downloads outnumbered legal purchases by a factor of more than ten to one. For Patapon (awesome game which sold few) it was something like five to one. This is the type of theiving scum who then bitch and whine when a new firmware is released, which delays their stealing afew days before one of the hackers – sorry, homebrewers – cracks it again.

    Interesting thought: if you see soemone with a PSP, statisticaly there is a high probability they are pirating games and killing the console rather than actually paying for any games out of their own pocket. Watch your wallet.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Bulk Slash

    Let’s not go down the “piracy is killing games” route again, most of these piracy stats are heavily massaged to paint a bleak picture to justify price rises and restrictive DRM.

    Good games continue to sell in record amounts and even average games can sell tons when they’ve got the advertising budget (i.e. Modern Warfare 2). Piracy is just the boogie man being used to justify shafting consumers.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. pha1r

    @9
    But it really is bad on PSP.
    I saw a list from one website a few weeks after Chains of olympus came out and it had over a million illegal downloads.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ivycrew707

    Not to sound NooB, but how are games pirated on PSP….I dont own one, but that and xbox hacking has always baffled me…..I kinda understand PC hacking but those two and DS throw me for a loop

    #11 4 years ago
  12. KKDragonLord

    @11

    internet, google…Go crazy

    #12 4 years ago
  13. sg1974

    @9 Sixty million PSPs and extremley low sales for 98 % of the game catalogue suggests you are wrong. And its not just Sony or publishers who make these claims, Joytiq did some research on it last year and it is from there I remember those shocking numbers.

    #13 4 years ago

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